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of their team. police say linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, the mother of his infant daughter. minutes later he took his own life in the parking lot of arrowhead stadium where the chiefs play right in front of his coaches. nbc's tan trareporter. >> reporter: kansas city head coach romeo crennel wiped away tears on the sideline one day after witnessing linebacker jovan belcher taking his own life. >> i'm choosing not to answer any questions about what i saw yesterday. and i think that you will understand that, and hopefully you will respect my wishes on that because it wasn't a pretty sight. >> reporter: belcher shot himself here at this practice facility at famed arrowhead stadium. crennel told police the 25-year-old belcher thanked him and general manager scott pioli for all they did for him. and then fired the fatal shots. >> our prayers go out to the family of kasandra perkins. they are grieving, and we send our condolences to that family. our prayers and condolences go out to the family of jovan belcher. they are also grieving. >> reporter: earlier that morning be
jovan belcher killed his girlfriend and then drove to arrowhead stadium and took his own life. george howell reports belcher took his life in front of team officials. >> off the kansas city chiefs are mourning the loss of a teammate. there but they were arriving, they saw him taking his own life. >> he was talking to a couple of coaches in the parking lot and had a gun to said. they heard the gunshot. they had a gun- to his head.. >> just 20 minutes earlier he shot his girlfriend at her home and died at a local hospital. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. and even recently. >> the team released a statement that we can confirm that there was an incident at arrowhead earlier this morning and we are cooperating with the authorities in their investigation. belcher played all four seasons with the chiefs at his best season was last year with 120 tackle career high. they are scheduled to play sunday against the carolina panthers. george howell. kron 4 news . >> belcher and his girlfriend were living in their kansas city home with their three-month-old baby girl and bel
ahead. we'll have joe linta, agent for the kansas city chief es linebacker jovan belcher, remember he tragedy took his own life after shooting his girlfriend over the weekend. connecticut democratic senator richard blumenthal will be ining us. we'll have republican congressman from florida, connie mack, and california republican mary bono mack joining us as well. and former commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, tiki barber is with us, as well. "starting point" begins right now. good morning, welcome, everybody. our "starting point" this morning is those pacific storms in northern california. third one in five days from san francisco to sacramento, floodwaters and fierce winds have been knocking out power to thousands of people. some people who lived in the areas for decades say they have never seen anything like this. >> thing just went up fast. >> we've had previously where it's gotten up real high but hasn't gotten this bad. >> do you live right here in the park? >> right here. >> right here? yeah, right there. i got my mom out. i took her down to a friend's house down the street bec
are speaking out about the murder-suicide involving the kansas city chiefs jovan belcher and his girlfriend. ed lavandera is working the story for us. tell us what's going on. >> reporter: we're still trying to get to the bottom of the question everyone is asking. why did this happen? we spoke with a spokesperson close to the family of kasandra perkins saying they had no idea, no clue something like this could happen. >> i believe our suspect is chiefs player so whoever goes over there, proceed with caution. >> reporter: hearing the voices of kansas city police officers racing to make sense of what happened moments after belcher shot his girlfriend perkins at least three times. >> okay. i've got two coaches, one other employee here trying to talk with him. >> reporter: they did not know that belcher had just killed his girlfriend, head coach right in front of him. >> i was trying to get him to understand that life is not over. he still has a chance and let's get this worked out. >> reporter: but belcher did not listen. >> we've got shotted fired. self inflicted. one in the head. get in there. >
now investigators say they are trying to figure out what prompted jovan belcher to murder his girlfriend before taking his own life. police say that jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, on sunday morning before heading to the chiefs stadium where he killed himself in front of his head coach and others. the chiefs have any moment of silence before their game yesterday to remember all the victims of domestic violence. not specifically naming jovan belcher, but certainly a lot of questions. steve brown has more in chicago with this. we heard a little bit of the 911 call before the break. how do those final moments play out at arrowhead stadium earlier on saturday morning? reporter: yes, let's put that into context. kasandra perkins was shot numerous times and fatally wounded by the father of their child. that is jovan belcher, who drove to arrowhead stadium, essentially to talk to two people. that would be head coach and general manager. neither of those two gentlemen have commented on how those final seconds played out. but police officer that was watc
that more and more domestic disputes will end in the coming tragedy. in the coming day. javon belcher's actions will be analyzed. but here is what i believe if javon belcher didn't possess a gun. he and sandra perkins would be alive today. >> gretchen: i don't know it is interesting. you can't say that. when people want to kill other people . there is a lot of ways to do it i don't know. would the rage come out in a different way? would he have strangled her? i don't know if anybody knows quite frankly and it is dangerous to kind of make personal predictions when you don't have the facts . no one will know whether or not he would have killed her with or without a gun. >> brian: people with guns can get them. >> steve: he had them legally. >> brian: illegally? >> steve: legally. >> brian: i just don't know it is appropriate enough less than 24 hours after the guy took his girlfriend and mother of his baby to make that stance. i don't think we needed to hear that last night. >> steve: i think you are right. 10 after the top of the hour. >> gretchen: a dope smuggler rams his boat in a an
-suicide involving 25-year-old n.f.l. player vovan belcher. police say he killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then drove to the kansas city chiefs stadium and killed himself in front of his coach and general manager. the two had reportedly been arguing frequentbely before the incident. >>> police in miami say the driver that caused a deadly bus crash there was not familiar with the area and drove in to a concrete overpass. two men were killed. federal records show the bus company, though, does not have any violations for unsafe driving. aides to former president george h.w. bush expect him to be released in the coming days. bush 41 is in stable condition at a hospital in houston where he is being treated for a cough related to bronchitis. those are the top stories right now. back to you. >> shannon: peter, thank you. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice is on the short list to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. but it would be controversial choice for obama, one that key republicans say they plan to block. here for a former balanced debate. editor of chief of the washington free deacon
chiefs reeling after police say linebacker jovan belcher killed his girlfriend then drove to arrowhead stadium and took his life in front of his coach and manager. martha: despite this tragedy. kansas city managed to play their scheduled game and as you would imagine it was a very emotional day for the players and the teams and the families and fans. after the game this is the scene. you can see the players alternating there. the teams gathering together as they huddled in prayer at mid field. >> we are grieving for all involved. it's tough when a circumstance happens, you can't undo them. so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family and friends and rely on your faith. that's what the team tried to do today and we were able to do that and work our way through the tragedy. >> the police investigation goes from here. it's hard to imagine how that team could witness a player suer suicide and take the field the next day. >> the head coach and gh have talked to police about it but declined to talk to the press after yesterday's game. >> i think that respectfully to you guys and la
in the murder-suicide case involving kansas city chief jovan belcher. the reports are that he spent an alcohol-fueled evening with another woman before he went home and got into that fatal argument with his girlfriend. a woman named whitney glass claims she had dinner with belcher and he spent the night in his car before headed home at approximately:00 in the morning. police say he got into a huge argument with his girlfriend and shot her 9 times. then he drove to arrowhead stadium, spoke to his coaches and took his own life. bill: belcher's family and teammates saying they are shocked and did not see such a brutal turn of event coming the way they did. >> maybe you can keep this separate and move on with maybe it guy you knew before saturday. i think there is maybe some comfort in that. but trying to figure it out and trying to connect those two to me is pretty confusing and just too difficult right now. >> you can't think back -- it what you so shocking i don't think anyone would have done anything different. bill: you wonder about the 3-month-old baby in the custody of perkins' mother who m
the game. the death of linebacker jovan belcher and his girlfriend. a moment of silence just before the game today in honor of all the victims of domestic violence. no mention of belcher by name. police say belcher shot and killed his girlfriend cassandra perkins at their home and then drove to the chiefs training facility near arrowhead stadium, took out a gun and shot himself in front of his coach and general manager. belcher and perkins were parents of a three month old baby girl, who was in another room at the time of the shooting. she was not hurt. the chiefs won today. they beat the carolina panthers only their second win of the season. that's of course nearly over. following the game. players from both teams gathered at the center of the field in prayer. >> well, the taliban sparking a two hour gun battle at a joint u.s. afghan air base today. we're told two cars packed with explosions barreled toward the main gate of the air base in eastern afghanistan. one of the cars blew up at the gate and guards started shooting at the second vehicle before it also exploded and american
/suicide. the head coach who watched aso van belcher took his life on saturday spoke about the tragedy after the game. >> it's tough when circumstance happen you can't undo them. so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family, friend and rely on your faith and that's what the team tried to do. we were able to do that. >> joining me is rob from nbc sports. as we hear more about this story. so tragic. 25 years old. this young man. his girlfriend 22 years old. the parents watch new 3-month-old. do we know any more about why, what was going on behind the scene? >> there's been some talk about some troubles in the relationship between jovan belcher and his girlfriend okay sandra p -- okcassandra perkins. >> there were talks about whether the chiefs would go ahead with the game. for the coach and for the team, everybody is still scratching their heads because the coach witnessing jovan belcher taking his own life. >> imagine the situation. a day before a game, general manager of the team, coach and assistant coach were trying to talk to belcher, trying to talk him out of what he was about to do. he
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whitfield. >> kansas city chiefs jovan belcher has committed suicide after allegedly killing his girlfriend. he allegedly shot his girlfriend multiple times at the couple's home. the paper said the two had been arguing. he then drove to a practice facility at the chiefs arrowhead stadium, woalked up to had coac and general manager, thanks them for what they had done for him, then shot himself in the head. joining us, nfl senior reporter, don banks. what do you know of this? how do you put it into perspective? >> it's a pretty unique situation in terms of nfl history. i think this is really the first time we have ever had this situation where a double murder and a player committing suicide the day before a game is scheduled in that stadium in that city. it's a tragedy. i think the nfl is little bit working without a map because they never had a situation quite this immediate to deal with, and quite this tragic. >> and what is so incredible about this is clearly, by thanking, reportedly, his coach and the general manager, i mean, they must be replaying that moment, you know, when he pulled th
is heavy. just 24 hours ago when belcher pulled out a gun is and shot himself. that event left this team in shock. shots rang out at this home, the victim 22-year-old cassandra perkins. >> when we arrived a lady came out and said her daughter had been shot by -- she died a short time later. belcher shot perkins following an argument. the two were parents of a 3-month-old baby. just 10 minutes after the murder, belcher was next to the stadium with a gun talking to his coach and general manager. he thanked them for what they did for him. then pulled the trigger. >> as officers pulled up, they heard the gunshot and the individual took his own life. >> reporter: a candle light vigil who fought his way into the nfl as an undrafted player for the kansas city chiefs. former team members can only speculate about the murder suicide. >> you think you control everything. you haven't had the ability to grow up and know that we're not in control of anything. >> reporter: his death follows other player suicides. in 2011 before taking his own life, dave dewerson said he wanted his brain studied. 2 come
and republican strategist, mary matalin and cornel belcher, democratic strategist and pollster with the obama 2012 campaign. mary, what do you make of the details of this opening bid from the white house? republicans have already dismissed it but does it give us any clues at all about what an eventual deal might look like? >> it's reported that mitch mcconnell, senate minority leader, burst out laughing when he heard it. it's not even worthy of a laugh. it's really sad, it's pathetic. we went from a reasonable theoretical $3 in cuts for $1 in revenue which was basically the simpson-bowles, and are now at $4 of real and immediate tax increases plus new spending for in the future unspecified, uncertain cuts to we don't know what. how could anyone take that seriously? i don't even -- i thought we were doing a kabuki dance. this is not a kabuki dance. i don't even know what this is. it's worse than laughable. it's embarrassing. this president won this election, he's supposed to be leading, and he's doing anything but. it's really sad, wolf. it's really sad. >> let me bring cornel into this conver
the name of that player, jovan belcher is what we're getting according to the associated press. more details from elizabeth as the day continues. again, a very sad story to report, a 25-year-old player from the kansas city chief commits suicide in front of the general manager and his coach after allegedly killing his girlfriend. still under investigation. kelly. >> kelly: for northern california bracing for another round much severe storms 24 hours after getting slammed by heavy rain and strong winds and the area is now gearing up for a second lashing. and a third storm is moving in tomorrow morning. already, the weather is left thousands in the dark and left massive delays on roads and airports, but the biggest concern is flooding. >> and it's an amazing amount of water in the time we had and if we've got three more days of this there's no way that the banks are going to hold that, no way. >> the flood water, it's pouring a foot high over this, this embankment right here. >> the amount of rain that was hitting at that hour, we had an unbelievable amount of rain coming down. >> and l
the tragic loss of a team member. linebacker jovan belcher reportedly killed his girlfriend yesterday and then drove to the stadium where he killed himself while his coaches and teammates watched in disbelieve. ed lavender are is in kansas city, missouri right now and, ed, this has been a tough day for the coach, a tough die for the players, what did they say after the game? >> reporter: you know this team, despite having faced this tragedy just a day before this game was scheduled, it went on as planned here in kansas city. a very subdued feeling inside the stadium throughout the game. this was clearly not a typical nfl football game. a much different mood in kansas city, known for having very vivacious and excitable fans. despite owl of this that the team was dealing with the saincs won the football game. >> it's hard when things happen like this, you can't undo them you have to rely on your family and friends and rely on your ith. that's what the team tried to do today and we were able to do that and try to work our way through the tragedy. and knowing that it's not over today, it
jovan belcher. as you well know belcher committed suicide after killing his girlfriend kasandra perkins on saturday. the couple leaves behind a 3-month-old daughter. perkins funeral is today in texas. jovan belcher's murder/suicide led to another controversy for the nfl this year. the league that has dealt with deaths of current and former players, concussions, high profile lawsuit and bounties. the question on sunday, should the chiefs have played the game with carolina just a day after belcher and kasandra perkins' deaths. that's just one topic that nfl commissioner roger goodell addresses in this issue of "time" magazine. the senior editor wrote the piece and joins us now. welcome. >> good morning, carol. >> so what did the commissioner tell you about belcher and the decision to play the game on sunday? >> yeah. you know, his reaction was -- he was stunned. he gets a phone call from his director of security and hearing the details and he can't believe what he's hearing. he starts to hit the phones and he knew that there was pressure not to play the game and there were thoughts on tha
that the chiefs linebacker, joe van belcher, shot his 22-year-old girlfriend dead, drove to arrowhead stadium and shot himself in front of his coach and general manager. elizabeth prann is live in atlanta with more. elizabeth? >> gregg, he reportedly thanked his general manager and coach for all they had done for him before he reportedly turned the gun and killed himself right outside the training facility near arrowhead stadium. about an hour before happened, police say belcher shot his girlfriend, the mother of their child, repeatedly at a home just miles from the stadium. the police have not released the identity of his girlfriend, nor have they confirmed that the woman's mother and the couple's child were home at the time of the shooting. the second shooting caused the whole chiefs facility to go on lockdown and the community is digesting what happened. here is the city mayor. >> i'm here, you're here. we're all here because a young man in a high profile position, for whatever reason, felt that the end of the world had come and he had to act in the way that he did. god bless his soul and
joe van belcher announcing the gun used was legally purchased. chiefs players and fans held a moment of silence at sunday's home game against the panthers. jovan and his girlfriend leave behind a 3-month-old daughter. >>> residents across california and the pacific northwest felt the full force of another storm over the weekend. thousands of people are still dealing with power outages. cleanup is under way across a region that will see more wet weather this week. >>> after nearly two decades the american psychiatric association has revised its diagnostic manual impacting millions around the world. three major diagnoses are being added, binge eating, hoarding and disruptive mood disorder. two are being removed. aspergers syndrome will fit into an expanded diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. dyslexia recategorized under learning disorders. and make room at kensington palace and cue the paparazzi. the duchess of cambridge is expecting. >> hey, andrea. exciting news, also some worry because what we learned today was that the duchess of cambridge has been taken into hospital for what
about gun control room after the murder-suicide of kansas city chief jovan belcher. according to the nra when is the best time to talk about gun control? never! yeah, you can never satisfy those guys. good morning, everybody. we will bring you up to date on all of the news of the day. today's current news update from lease a ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning. it is a chilly dark foggy morning here in los angeles but i am glad you got some of our nice weather. president obama is speaking to a couple of groups, today, the 2012 tribal nations conference of the department of the interior. first off, he will answer questions from members of the business round table, amid a debate over the fiscal cliff. the group is urging congress to take immediate action to avoid those automatic tax increases and spending cuts come january. president obama is saying that with the way speaker boehner plan stands now, no deal. >> unfortunately the speaker's proposal is out of balance. we will have to see the rates on
linebacker jovan belcher is the nfl player involved in a murder-suicide in missouri. jovan shot and killed his girlfriend then drove to a practice facility at the team's arrowhead stadium. shot and killed himself in front of his head coach and general manager. >>> chasing the american dream, it can get expensive, especially if you have to use your credit cards to do it n today's smart is the new rich, christine romans introduced us to a couple who found themselves deep in debt, manage to turn things around with a little help. >>> the baileys are hard-working and modest. jerry is a minister, sue a registered nurse. >> get the coupons, watch what you buying. plan your meals. >> they married in 1992. each had children if a previous marriage, six altogether, wane a big family, there were big bills. >> we had major, major repairs on the house. and the cars and like a new transmission, those kinds of things. and just over a period of time we he massed more and more credit cards. >> reporter: 13 years later the couple was overwhelmed by debt, 92,000 in the red spread over 17 credit cards with int
they willselves this year. belcher in a murder-suicide over the weekend. and the titans receiver shot himself and jr. seau, and atlantic falcon safety, as well, and his occupy showed he had a britain disease linked to repeated concussions. last year the former bears star shot himself in the chest. he left a note saying, please, see that my brain is given to the nfl. he had brain damage related to his hard hits. now this new study, new study that just came out, adding to the body of evidence linking repeated brain injuries or head injuries to brain damage. and republickers have found that 80 percent of people with a history of mild brain trauma later showed signs of damage that can cause depression and dementia. our doctor joins us, a specialist in head and brain injuries. thank you, doctor. a lot of these injuries, and it feels like we are in news from the future on the >>guest: it does. today's story about the boston university report is significant because as you said, more than 68 of the 89 people they studied had some evidence of getting hit frequently. they played professional experts, 5
harden. >>> nbc news confirms nfl linebacker joe von belcher is suspected of committing a murder suicide. police say the 25-year-old member of the kansas city chiefs killed his girlfriend at her home before then driving to arrowhead stadium. and that is where team officials tried talking to belcher. police describe what happened next as the officers closed in. >> when the officers arrived, when they were pulling up they actually observed a blackmail who had a gun to his head. he was talking to a couple of coaches out in the parking lot, as officers pulled up and began to park that's when they heard the gunshot. it appears the individual took his own life. >> our nbc affiliate says belcher and his girlfriend had a 3-month-old old child now in family custody. what a tragedy there. >>> we also have breaking news from florida. that is where police are interviewing the bus driver who caused a deadly crash at miami international airport. investigators say the driver slammed into a concrete overpass after missing warning signs. two people died. everyone else on board was injured. officials say
. this weekend kansas city chief player jovan belcher killed his girlfriend, the mother of his child, and then drove to the chiefs stadium and shot himself to death right in front of his coaches. to be clear, we do not know the causes or the reasons behind this tragedy, but we have seen six nfl players take their own lives in as many years. studies have shown that some of these players have something called cte, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. it's like an alzheimer's type of position attributed to repeated head injuries. our senior cnn medical correspondent elizabeth cohen has been looking into this story, and there are -- there's more information. it's incredibly coincidental, but there's more information coming out about head trauma and repeated head trauma and how this can effect the brains of pro athletes. give me a bit of a feel for what these studies are saying. >> there's one big study that is just coming out today and is done at boston university, and people have looked at brains of athletes who have had this condition after they died, done an autopsy. sort of here and the
home that javon belcher fled. the linebacker killed his girlfriend before taking his own life. the heartbreaking 911 call paints a chaotic scene. listen as belcher's mother is in hysterics. >> she is still breathing. please hurry. >> she's been shot? >> yes. >> right now is she awake? >> kasandra stay with me. do you hear me? stay with me. >> so sad. a police officer later gets on the phone and tries to get information about belcher from his mother. >>> 27-year-old actor frankie munoz says he's happy to be alive after suffering a mini-stroke last week. he said he was riding his motorcycle in phoenix when he lost vision in one eye. and he felt his body go numb. he should be okay. wolf? still surprising. 27 years old, very puzzling. >> he's lucky to be alive, riding a motorcycle, has a stroke. thank was riding a motorcycle when he had the stroke. >>> one state is about to legalize marijuana smoking, but what could it mean for federal drug laws?♪ ou make me happy when skies are gray ♪ [ female announcer ] you know exactly what it takes to make them feel better. ♪ you make m
-old nfl player. nbc news at this point can't confirm that belcher is the player involved. he allegedly killed his 22-year-old girlfriend at the house they shared with their 3-month-old daughter follow that horrible scene, a short time later, he reportedly committed suicide in a parking lot near the kansas city chiefs arrowhead stadium. a developing story we continue to follow here at msnbc. >>> some other stories making news right now. two people are dead after a tour bus crashed into an overpass at miami international airport. three others taken to a hospital. they are in critical condition. the driver was not familiar with the area. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in stable condition at a houston hospital. the 88-year-old is being treated for a lingering cough-related bronchitis. the 41st president has been in and out of the hospital recently from complications resulting from bronchitis. >>> and still no word on who bought the second winning powerball ticket in arizona, although a lot of attention is being paid to this guy. he was in a maryland convenience store, he cla
stadium when linebacker jovan belcher killed himself in the parking lot after killing his girlfriend. >>> as the country edges closer to the fiscal cliff, both sides are digging in their heels on a major sticking point. tax rates for the wealthy. treasury secretary timothy geithner making the rounds on the sunday morning talk shows today, and once again, made it clear that white house will reject any deal that does not let the bush tax cuts expire for high earners. >> if republicans are not willing to let rates go back up, and we think they should go back to the clinton levels, at a time when the american economy was to be exceptionally well, then there will not be an agreement. >> joining me, former pennsylvania governor and nbc news political analyst, ed rendell and the co-chair of the campaign to fix the debt here in new york, republican strategist, susan purcell. good afternoon to both of you. governor we'll start with you, both sides seem to be standing firm over what they want out of the fiscal cliff deal this morning. this is what house speaker john boehner said about the stat
jovan belcher killed his girlfriend an then drove to the kansas city chiefs stadium and killed himself in front of his coaches. let me be clear. we don't know the causes or reasons the reasons behind this tragedy in particular, but we have seen a large number of nfl players take their own lives over the last few years. studies have shown that some of these swidz can be attributed to something called cte. it's chronic traumatic encephalopathy. it's attributed to alzheimer's. some are attributing it to concussion-like injuries. there's new information out, a new study that's making a lot of news. what is in the study, and why is it significant especially in light of what we've just seen happen over the weekend? >> researchers, ashleigh, have been so curious to know what do the brains of these athletes with chronic -- it's the biggest study. it's the largest mof people. they looked at 68 brains on autopsy of people who died and had chronic traumatic encephalopattie. most were athletes. i think this is really going to explain what they found. the three brains on the left are normal brains.
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